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By Raffles Press ’22
Foreword by Mei Feifei (22A13A), Chairperson, Raffles Press ‘ 22
Although we may technically be a school press, we at Raffles Press constantly seek to expand our horizons beyond Raja Block and the Marymount gate to venture into unexplored territory. This is why our journalists have taken full advantage of the easing of community measures to head out into various corners of Singapore over the past few months.
We are proud to present to you TouRIsts — a special edition in which you can find reviews of trails, parks, museums, dining establishments, and everything in between. We hope you will have as much fun reading as we did writing.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the views as we take you on a tour to inspire and perspire!
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This is Part 2 of our coverage on Press’ 2022 learning journey. You can access Part 1 here.
Photos courtesy of Mr Patrick Wong and Mirella Ang (22A01C)
If you came from Part 1 of our coverage of our Prexcursion, you might be wondering: surely Raffles Press didn’t just spend school money on three separate meals and called that their learning journey?
Well, apart from paying homage to the array of cuisines to be found here in sunny Singapore (surprise surprise), we also did other fun, more educational things. And what better way to kick off our gallivanting than with some good ol’ kite flying?
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By Faith Ho (22A01A), Lara Tan (22A01B) and Mei Feifei (22A13A)
Tired of Junction 8? Been to Jai Thai for the hundredth time? Bored of mala (how dare you!)? Located just a short bus ride (or walk for fellow Gryphon Challengers) away, Upper Thomson is an undiscovered trove of treasures. As self-proclaimed food lovers, we couldn’t resist checking it out. Here are a few places we tried!
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By Claire Jow (23A01B), Faith Ho (22A01A), Lara Tan (22A01B) and Saara Katyal (23S05A)
Singaporean Literature – you know it, you (maybe) love it, you probably remember it from that one Sec 2 Lit lesson on poetry analysis when everyone still took all three Humanities subjects.
Maybe you want to get back into it after all this time, like reconnecting with an old friend. Maybe you’re curious about it and want to diversify your library. Or maybe, just maybe, you happen to know an awful lot more about SingLit than us and are just here for sport.
In any case, SingLit can come across as an intimidating genre; after all, there’s so much our local literary scene has to offer! But fret not: we have compiled our favourite short story anthologies, fiction novels, poetry collections and plays that we recommend (based on how you feel, of course).
Without further ado, here is our list.
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By Faith Ho (22A01A), Jason Sutio (22S06U), Lara Tan (22A01B) and Lim Yong Le (22S03M)
Hey 1970s Rafflesian Times,
We bet you didn’t expect your musty little publication to make headlines again. Didn’t think you would survive so far into the future, did you?
Well, you didn’t. Just like Pokemon, you’ve evolved: we’re Raffles Press and we’re in charge now.
We may not have paid advertisements like you did. We may not have a regular print edition (climate change and the lack of funds has caught up to us). And unlike you, our strapping ancestor, we may not write our pieces like Victor Hugo or Jane Austen for our Rafflesian comrads.
Still, we couldn’t help noticing that despite fifty years, some things never change. Let’s get started, shall we?
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